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Poster: Superlee Date: Jan 1, 2011 3:03am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why MP3? Why not WAV or OGG?

Concerning Wave files, they are just not practical. They are much to large in file size and require a much higher upstream connection ($$$ expensive) most people do not have and most services, as well as the server, would "Time-out" before the operation was completed (uploading).

For example, a mid quality 11Mb mp3 would turn out to be about a 245Mb wav. About 1/4 of a Gig!

Another side is Downloading those files. Many users connections are not super-fast and would take days to weeks to download what now takes minutes to hours.

Yet another side is Archive.org servers. They'd have to invest major $$$ so they could increase their storage 50-100 times just to handle .wav only files.

Then there's the user who would have to have about 5-10 Terabytes for OTR's, alone. Yeow!!

-Superlee

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